Re: Nvidia Geforce GTX 570
Don't let the apparent complexities deter you. it is not as difficult as it seems at first.
Open the Home folder from Places menu and check where the .run file has been saved, probably Downloads.
Open a terminal from Applications menu or press Ctrl+Alt+t.
Enter the following, line by line and press 'Enter' after each. do not copy the stuff after the '#' symbols.
that is to shut down the graphics Xorg session.
sudo service gdm stop
You will be asked for your password, enter it and press 'enter', nothing will show.
Follow the on screen instructions using the arrow keys to choose the options you want and 'Enter' to activate them.
cd /home/user/Downloads # where 'user' is your username; change Downloads if that is not where the file is.
dir # this will check you are in the right place and allow you to check the exact spelling.
sudo chmod a+x NVIDIA- # Press 'Tab' to complete the file name,and press 'enter'
sudo sh NVIDIA- # Press 'Tab' to complete the file name,and press 'enter'
When it is finished enter:
sudo service gdm start
Hopefully that will work OK. if not you may need to set up some blacklists as one of the contributers already said.
"Better Solutions may bring Worsened Problems": After Lao Tse, b. circa 405BC. a contemporary of Confucius, who died circa 600BC.
They did things differently in those days, apparently!!